New type of clay block for floor panels

Summary

A novel type of floor panel, produced by the Fornace del Sile di Musestre di Roncade and assembled and distributed by  IN.PR.E. System di Godega S. Urbano, is described.  The different types of clay block/cement mix flooring systems used in Italy are outlined.  The new type has evolved from these, and can be defined as a clay block-based slab which makes use of a particular type of element, whose most important feature is that of incorporating joists and blocks, creating one single structure.  The basic unit is a 12 cm high hollow block, with two side wings which act as bulkheads, in which a metal truss is introduced as well as additional reinforcement.  Aeration cells located below the trussed joists improve heat insulation.  Details are given of block and panel production and installation.  The block dimensions are given.  The benefits of the new panel are listed.

Primary author(s): Ciriachi C

                            ANDIL

Source: Ind.Laterizi

            14,No.82,2003,p.247-251


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